As the Pokémon Go craze sweeps the nation, players are turning up in some inappropriate places to “catch ’em all.”
Two somber memorials in the area, the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Arlington National Cemetery, are designated PokéStops and therefore hot spots for players of the virtual game.
As NPR’s Gabriel Rosenberg reports, “The game has a geographic database of notable or interesting locations meant to be visited in person — PokéStops, where players can retrieve helpful items like potions, or gyms, where they can train their Pokémon.”
The Holocaust Museum and the Arlington National Cemetery have both asked that visitors refrain from tromping on memorial grounds to catch the virtual critters.
Banning cell phones isn’t really an option at either site, as visitors are encouraged to use site-specific apps to learn more about the memorials.
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